Friday, May 27, 2011

The Reflectacles @ The Echo 5/24

Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of seeing The Reflectacles perform their homecoming show at The Echo. It's been a while since they had played Los Angeles and it was the first time I was able to see them perform with their full lineup. They managed to gain quite the crowd for a Tuesday night, and the fans were eager to welcome the boys back. What amazes me about this band is how they effortlessly weave in and out different genres and musical styles. One minute they're covering "Man of Constant Sorrow" in the style of The Band, the next song begins like a George Clinton jam and their third sounded like a mix between Emerson Lake & Palmer and The Doobie Brothers. The Reflectacles cannot be pinned down! Another impressive attribute about this band is how comfortable they looked together on stage. Their relaxed nature allowed them to take on some heavyweight standards including Cash's "Ring of Fire" and Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land." The group's own material fit in quite nicely between the select covers they chose to play. The Reflectacles have grown quite a lot in a short span of time. They continue to discover and experiment with their classic sound which breathes life into their music. Check out The Reflectacles on Itunes and if they come to your town make sure to check them out, this is a band that does not disappoint.

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